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The director has been accused of forcing himself on a 17-year-old boy during a party aboard a yacht in Seattle in 2003.
Dec. 8, 2017
Wildfires are burning across a large swath of Southern California, and NPR is working to bring you the latest information. If you have been affected, we would like to hear from you.
Dec. 7, 2017
The Arizona Republican is the third member of Congress to resign this week, saying that he had discussed surrogacy with two female subordinates.
Dec. 7, 2017
A police officer on patrol in the pre-dawn hours saw a meteor and managed to record it, which has lit up social media.
Dec. 7, 2017
Black women are three times more likely to die from complications of childbirth than white women in the U.S. Racism, and the stress it causes, can play a leading role in that disparity.
Dec. 7, 2017
Forecasters expect lower temperatures and some precipitation with a storm front moving across the Southeast. Though most estimates top out at 2 inches of snow, ice isn't out of the question.
Dec. 7, 2017
The congressmen say that given Trump's record, he is ill-suited to attending the opening of a Mississippi museum dedicated to the history of civil rights.
Dec. 7, 2017
Once president of Georgia, then a governor in Ukraine, now stateless, Mikhail Saakashvili is leading protests — when he's not dodging the police. And this colorful figure's got quite the backstory.
Dec. 7, 2017
The traditional form of pizza making was recognized on Wednesday by the U.N.'s cultural arm. The designation is intended to safeguard and raise awareness about forms of cultural heritage.
Dec. 7, 2017
For the first time, government statistics show America's pigs, cattle, and poultry are getting fewer antibiotic drugs. Public health advocates call the new figures encouraging.
Dec. 7, 2017
The USDA says it will give states more flexibility in how they deliver federal food benefits. That could potentially include requiring drug testing or imposing time limits for adults with children.
Dec. 7, 2017
Specifically, "Ultra Violet" is the "provocative and thoughtful" hue for 2018, Pantone says. What does it mean? Maybe mystery or royalty ... or, perhaps, high odds of fiery destruction.
Dec. 7, 2017
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the buyer, according to U.S. intelligence sources who talked to the Wall Street Journal. It will be displayed in the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Dec. 7, 2017
After working under three presidents, Nick Rasmussen is stepping down as director of the National Counterterrorism Center. In an exit interview, he tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly how terrorism threats have changed since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Dec. 7, 2017
A white former South Carolina police officer received a 20-year prison sentence for the shooting death of an unarmed black man. Michael Slager shot Walter Scott from behind after he fled during a traffic stop.
Dec. 7, 2017
After years with no recognition, World War II veteran, Joseph George received the Bronze Star on Thursday. His ship was next to the USS Arizona during the Pearl Harbor attack. He saved many shipmates lives.
Dec. 7, 2017
Last week, Minnesota Public Radio announced it was severing ties with Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor. Separating long-term business arrangements also carries emotional baggage.
Dec. 7, 2017
Republican and Democratic leaders of Congress went to the White House to negotiate with President Trump on government funding. Congress is trying to pass a short-term extension before a Friday deadline.
Dec. 7, 2017
President Trump has promised to stand up for the forgotten working class. The administration claims the tax overhaul backs up the promise. Do details of the tax package back up that claim?
Dec. 7, 2017
FBI director Chris Wray is briefed Congress on Thursday. He faced questions about the Russia probe which has intensified in recent weeks.
Dec. 7, 2017

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